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Nurse Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP), established in Buncombe County in October 2009, has served over 500 families. NFP is an evidence based community health program that helps transform the lives of vulnerable mothers who are pregnant with their first child. Each mother served by NFP is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse home visits that continue through her child’s second birthday.

Nurse-Family Partnership Goals

  1. Improve pregnancy outcomes by helping women engage in good preventive health practices, including thorough prenatal care from their healthcare providers, improving their diets, and reducing their use of cigarettes, alcohol and illegal substances;

  2. Improve child health and development by helping parents provide responsible and competent care; and

  3. Improve the economic self-sufficiency of the family by helping parents develop a vision for their own future, plan future pregnancies, continue their education and find work.

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